Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
Please see the college website at http://www.internationalcollegeofinterdisciplinarysciences.org
So What Kind of Office and School do we have?
For ten years Dr Lindgren has been considering the professional possibility of starting a School of Genealogy. With 30 years of experience in history and genealogy, he knew that location was important. It is easy to look important by renting a small office in a small section of a strip mall or even a room in a department of a small university. You take a picture of the university or grounds and delete the fact that you work out of a 20 x 20 foot room in the basement. So, what do we have. No, it is not a large university costing millions or a small office in a mall paid by the month that can fold up and disappear over night.
Below are photos of the front office, the conference room with secretarial space, library and the President's office.
In the Spring of 2013 the Taylor House was repainted a sparkling white from the Mission beige of its original color and repairs were made to the structure. The school is over 3000 square feet and was purchased for over $230,000.The school is to be left to the city of Como as a genealogical and historical school and archival library.
Our College - The School and its historical significance
The President of the College became seriously interested in an on-site (Community Courses) and off site school, when the Vice President Dr. LaWanna L. Blount, a world traveled educationist and educator moved to Mississippi with a similar interest and a dedication to quaility education.
The Founding Principals searched for a structure that would display the historical and genealogical significance of a true School of Genealogy and Heraldry.
The College was placed in Como in honor of our Chancellor, Prof Dr Pier Felice degli Uberti.
Dr. Blount moved to Como, Mississippi, while Dr. Lindgren's home is located some 20 miles away in Courtland, Mississippi. No suitable antique buildings existed in Batesville or Courtland.
After searching in Como and in the nearby town of Batesville, for an appropriate structure to embody its use, the Founders of the School/College settled on the historical Taylor House, which is adjacent to the community's railroad. The Taylors and their land and numerous antique sites are known throughout most of north Mississipppi.
The Taylor house was large enough and had a significant history as it was build around 1889 and was in its early years a noted hotel for the travelers of the Spirit of New Orleans. Tired and worn travelers from St. Louis and further north would travel the train to New Orleans. Hotel, boarding hourse, home and office, the structure has served many functions.
It accommodates the offices of the President, Vice President and Secretary, and contains a boardroom or Conference Room, Library, Entertaining Room and a back private entrance.
This Taylor Home structure was purchased to house the online school and was presented to the Aldermen of the Town of Como to be an online School.
Where most of the administrative work is done:
Dr. LaWanna Blount is the Vice President and Co-Founder of the College, and would be pleased to assist any interested person.